Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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Source: Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights - Cambodia


Native Name

Total Speakers

Usage By Country
Official Language: Cambodia Home Speakers: Vietnam, Thailand

Khmer is the national language of Cambodia. It is spoken by over 6 million people. There are also some 1,750,000 speakers in Viet Nam and Thailand. Khmer is the most important member of the Mon-Khmer family of languages. The Khmers were once a powerful people who dominated much of Southeast Asia from the 9th through the 12th century. Their alphabet, like most of those of the area, had its ultimate origin in southern India.

Received 1/28/2009
Posted 1/28/2009
Checked 1/28/2009